Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Harriet Jean Lehman, 86, formerly of Blooming Prairie

Harriet Jean Lehman, age 86, formerly of Blooming Prairie, passed away on May 27, 2019 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg.

Harriet was born in Blooming Prairie on a rural farm. She attended grade school during the Depression in a one-room schoolhouse. She joined an airline to see the world and got as far as Ohio before getting married.

Harriet poured her time and devotion into Zion Lutheran Church in Waterville. She sang in and was librarian for the choir, served in ZLCW, on church council, and most notably was a legendary advocate and servant in Zion’s kitchen.

In her repertoire at home, her bright smile, warm heart and high standards inspired her sons.

Harriet is survived by children Kim, Kip (Stacy) and Kris (Kathryn); grandchildren Sean, Erik, Zackary and Brooke.

She was preceded in death by her parents, six brothers, including her twin Harris Dean Peterson and her husband Dal.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at Zion Lutheran Church in Waterville on Sunday, June 30. Visitation begins at 3:30 p.m. and service starts at 4 p.m. with dinner in the church basement.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Zion Lutheran Church Kitchen Fund are encouraged.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Peinert-Dunn Funeral Home in Whitehouse, Ohio. To leave an online memory, please visit

Burial will be in the First Lutheran Cemetery in Blooming Prairie at a later date.


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